Newburgh, Indiana

Newburgh, Indiana
Town of Newburgh, Indiana
—  Town  —
Location of Newburgh in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 37°56′48″N 87°24′13″W / 37.94667°N 87.40361°W / 37.94667; -87.40361Coordinates: 37°56′48″N 87°24′13″W / 37.94667°N 87.40361°W / 37.94667; -87.40361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warrick
Township Ohio
Area
 – Total 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 – Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 3,325
 – Density 2,274.6/sq mi (878.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 47629-47630
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-52650[1]
GNIS feature ID 0452469[2]
Website http://www.newburgh.org

Newburgh is a town in Ohio Township, Warrick County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 3,325 at the 2010 census, which also recorded a population of 342,815 for the entire Evansville metropolitan area.

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Geography

Newburgh is located at 37°56′48″N 87°24′13″W / 37.946579°N 87.403735°W / 37.946579; -87.403735.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,088 people, 1,369 households, and 889 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,274.6 people per square mile (876.7/km²). There were 1,478 housing units at an average density of 1,088.7 per square mile (419.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.38% White, 1.17% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,369 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,581, and the median income for a family was $53,854. Males had a median income of $41,538 versus $24,662 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,537. None of the families and 2.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.1% of those over 64.

History

From 1100 to 1450 AD, a community of several thousand mound-building Mississippian culture people lived in the Newburgh area. No one knows why they left. John Sprinkle, a businessman of German descent, landed here in the spring of 1803, thirteen years before Indiana entered the Union as the 19th state. The community he founded became known as Sprinklesburg, and it was the first town in Warrick County. In 1837, the name of the town was changed to Newburgh. By 1850, Newburgh had grown to be one of the largest riverports on the Ohio-Mississippi River between Cincinnati and New Orleans.

On July 18, 1862, Newburgh was the first town north of the Mason-Dixon line to be captured by the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. Colonel Adam R. Johnson, with a partisan band, crossed the Ohio River and confiscated supplies and ammunition without a shot being fired. The Confederates would have been unable to shell the city (as promised) had Newburgh put up a fight. The Confederates' "cannons" were an assemblage of stove pipe, a charred log, and wagon wheels.

Newburgh grew steadily during the second half of the 20th Century with the increase of industry in the Evansville Metropolitan Area. Trinity Theological Seminary, a non-denominational Bible college and seminary founded in 1969. Today, Newburgh boasts a lively historic district along with Castle High School that competes in statewide competitions in both athletics and academics.

On November 6, 2005, the Evansville Tornado of November 2005 caused 25 deaths in nearby Evansville. Newburgh suffered extensive property damage and some injuries, but fortunately suffered no fatalities during the 2:06 AM tornado strike.

Each summer, Newburgh also hosts a number of festivals including the Fiddler Fest and the Strawberry Festival. Most are held on the shore of the river near to the town's lock and dam in the "antique" section of Newburgh.

In 2006, the United States Senior Men's Amateur Golf Championship was hosted in Newburgh at the Victoria National Golf Course.

Notable natives and residents

Sister cities

Newburgh has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI):[4]

United Kingdom Newburgh, Lancashire, United Kingdom

See also

References

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